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Oct 14, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Vancouver, Victoria and Saanich are three municipalities that have pledged to switch to 100% renewable energy within the next 30 years. A new report by the UVic Environmental Law Centre shows how to make this goal attainable. Executive director Deborah Curran says municipalities are uniquely placed to make a big impact during the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. 
Topics: renewable, energy, fossil, fuels, municipalities, Vancouver, Victoria, transportation, bicycles,...
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Oct 11, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Four of Vancouver’s biggest hotels are behind picket lines after workers walked out on strike 3 weeks ago. Sharon Pawa is a spokesperson with Unite Here Local 40 and James Sugden is a cook at the Hotel Georgia. They join us to talk about the issues behind this strike.
Topics: union, labour, hotels, hospitality, harassment, wages, Vancouver, strike, workload
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Oct 9, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Laura Lamb is a long-time visual artist and former member of the Redeye collective. About a year ago, she closed down her art studio in order to dedicate her time to Extinction Rebellion. She joined us in studio a few days before the Oct 7 Bridge Out action in Vancouver to explain why she joined and what’s behind Extinction Rebellion’s direct action tactics. 
Topics: climate, crisis, emergency, global, heating, direct, action, extinction, rebellion
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Oct 2, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Aboriginal people have been systematically targeted for assimilation into Canadian society since colonization began. Residential schools and child apprehensions were used to remove children from their parents. In addition, thousands of Indigenous women were sterilized, many without their prior knowledge or consent. Karen Stote is the author of An Act of Genocide, published by Fernwood. She is an assistant professor at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.
Topics: sterilization, coerced, Indigenous, women, birth, genocide, Canada, history, colonialism, eugenics
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Oct 2, 2019 Redeye Collective
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A recent opinion piece in the Vancouver Sun and the Province sparked public outcry for stoking the flames of anti-immigrant and anti-refugee sentiment. Sean Holman says Mark Hecht’s op-ed is just another example of Postmedia content that undermines journalism to propagandize for radicalized right causes. Sean Holman is a journalism professor at Mount Royal University in Calgary. 
Topics: journalism, fake, news, propaganda, right-wing, far-right, racism, immigration, Canada, Postmedia
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Municipal politicians from all over the province gathered in Vancouver last week for the annual conference of the Union of BC Municipalities. Our City Beat reporter Ian Mass was there and joins us in the studio to fill us in on what happened. He also brings us an update on plans to tear down the Georgia Viaduct and the ongoing tent city at Oppenheimer Park.
Topics: municipal, politics, Oppenheimer, housing, homelessness, Horgan, Weaver, Wilkinson, BC, traffic,...
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Sep 27, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Several themes are beginning to coalesce in European far right politics. The traditional family has to be protected. Western culture has to be protected. And Christian identity must be central. Liz Fekete is a long-time observer of the far right in Europe. She is director of the Institute of Race Relations and the author of Europe’s Fault Lines: Racism and the Rise of the Right.
Topics: racism, Christian, values, symbols, fascism, identity, political, far, right, refugees, Muslims,...
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Sep 25, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Thursday September 26 is the International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Yet, tensions between the two major nuclear powers, the US and Russia, are higher now than they have been in decades. This month, the UN General Assembly opens its 74th session and the need for nuclear diplomacy has seldom been more urgent. We talk with Paul Meyer, chair of the Canadian Pugwash Group.
Topics: nuclear, weapons, treaty, diplomacy, tensions, war, arms, race, proliferation, disarmament
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Sep 23, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Friday Sept 20 was the start of a week of climate action around the world, involving walkouts from schools, universities and workplaces. On Friday Sept 27, people across Canada will go on strike to call for real action on the climate emergency. We talk with high school student Rebecca Hamilton about what’s planned for Vancouver.
Topics: Greta, Thunberg, climate, strike, crisis, emergency, walkout, Fridays, future, school, students
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Josie Osborne was recently re-elected for a third term as the mayor of Tofino. Amy Lubik is a first-time Port Moody city councillor. They join us in studio to talk about the rural and urban resolutions they’re looking forward to debating at the annual Union of BC Municipalities conference taking place in Vancouver September 23 to 27. 
Topics: municipal, politics, climate, crisis, finances, progressive, housing, homelessness, poverty,...
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Sep 19, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Sharon McIvor’s grandmother was a member of the Lower Nicola Band who married a non-Indigenous man. Under Canada’s Indian Act, status was decided on the basis of male lineage and so their daughter was ineligible for registration as an Indian.  Sharon McIvor launched a landmark case to gain equality and won a sweeping legal victory in 2007.  The Canadian government continued to drag its feet. Sharon McIvor took the case to the United Nations in 2011. Canada finally ended sex-based...
Topics: Indian, Act, Canada, human, rights, UN, sex-based, discrimination, racism, Indigenous, equality,...
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Sep 18, 2019 Redeye Collective
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More Indigenous children have been apprehended than ever went through the residential school children. One of the reasons for these apprehensions is the lack of adequate child and family services on reserve. On Sept 6, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordered the federal government to pay $40,000 to each child who was apprehended or taken from their homes on reserve, no matter what the reason.  We talk about the ruling with Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of BC Indian...
Topics: child, welfare, system, on-reserve, off-reserve, apprehension, family, services, Canada, human,...
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Sep 16, 2019 Redeye Collective
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In The Whale and The Raven, German director Mirjam Leuze explores the world of whale researchers against the backdrop of contested oil and gas development in the traditional territory of the Gitga’at First Nation in Northwest British Columbia. The film was co-produced with the National Film Board of Canada. It shows Oct 4 and 6 at the Vancouver International Film Festival. We speak with co-producer Henrik Meyer.
Topics: whales, orcas, humpback, LNG, oil, gas, Gitga’at, Indigenous, environment, documentary, NFB,...
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Sep 9, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Last week, the Federal Court of Appeal agreed to hear an appeal in six legal cases opposing the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. At the same time, they dismissed six other cases that sought to quash the approval of the pipeline. Andrea Palframan is with RAVEN, a group that raises legal defence funds to assist Indigenous people argue for their legal rights in court. She explains what to expect in the upcoming court challenges.
Topics: Indigenous, TMX, Trans, Mountain, pipeline, RAVEN, appeal, Tseil-Waututh, Coldwater, Squamish,...
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Sep 9, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Ian Mass joins us with our regular City Beat. In this episode, he talks about Vancouver’s big new culture plan, Kennedy Stewart’s about to take control of the tent city at Oppenheimer Park, and a cynical move by the Maple Ridge mayor to turn 200 layoffs at the Hammond lumber mill into a real estate opportunity.
Topics: City, Beat, Oppenheimer, culture, Indigenous, artists, layoffs, lumber, forest, industry, real,...
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Sep 8, 2019 Redeye Collective
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The day after Yves Engler went to a press conference to ask Marc Garneau a question about arms sales to the Saudis, two RCMP officers showed up at his Montreal home to talk with him. We speak with Yves Engler about his recent attempts to raise foreign policy criticism at public events and the RCMP’s response to his actions.
Topics: foreign, policy, RCMP, Israel, Saudi, arms, Palestine, Venezuela, criticism, Liberal, Trudeau
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Sep 4, 2019 Redeye Collective
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The tent city in Oppenheimer Park has been in place for more than a year. Recently, the Vancouver Parks Board issued an order telling residents to remove tents and structures by the evening of August 21.  At the deadline, dozens of tents remained and there was little evidence of a city crackdown. We talk with organizer Christy Brett to find out what happened that day.
Topics: tent, city, homelessness, housing, SROs, parks, Oppenheimer, eviction, Vancouver
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Aug 31, 2019 Redeye Collective
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After years of hearing stories about the daily harassment faced by people who live on the street, Pivot Legal Society has created a practical resource to help people learn about and defend their rights while interacting with police. Meenakshi Mannoe joins us to talk about the Know Your Rights Handbook. She is Pivot Legal’s manager of community education.
Topics: cities, drugs, harassment, homeless, law, legal, police, public, rights, space, street, tent
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Aug 31, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Three independent filmmakers embarked on a creative collaboration with women in prison and advocates. The result is the documentary Conviction.  It envisions alternatives to prison through the eyes of women behind bars and those fighting on the front lines of the decarceration movement. We speak with director Teresa MacInnes.
Topics: prison, women, incarceration, prisoners, film, documentary, conviction, justice, abolition
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Aug 27, 2019 Redeye Collective
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In Vancouver and Victoria, the watersheds are protected from logging to ensure good water quality for city residents. But the people living in the rest of the province aren’t so lucky. Small communities around the province have discovered that timber companies are allowed to clearcut in their watersheds. Glade has been fighting logging plans by Kalesnikoff Lumber Company and Atco Wood Products that they say threatens their water supply. We speak with Heather McSwan of the Glade Watershed...
Topics: logging, water, resource, extraction, BC, NDP, forests, clearcutting, timber, environment, climate,...
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Aug 23, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Over the years, the oil and gas industry has honed a populist narrative claiming that fossil fuel is good for Canadians and that those who oppose it are elites. Environmental groups and Indigenous people are developing a counter narrative that the real elites are the oil and gas companies who are threatening local ecosystems for corporate profit. Robert Neubauer is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Victoria who has explored the messages behind these competing narratives.
Topics: oil, gas, narrative, elites, industry, environmentalists, celebrities, pipelines, populist,...
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Victoria recently lost its fight to ban single-use plastics after a court challenge by the Canadian Plastic Bag Association. The BC Court of Appeal said the municipality needs permission from the provincial government. Isabelle Lefroy says it’s critical for the BC government to act now rather than wait for the Trudeau government to bring in legislation at the federal level. Isabelle Lefroy is a law student at UBC who is currently working with West Coast Environmental Law.
Topics: plastics, pollution, garbage, environment, ban, single-use, straws, producers
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Aug 1, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Victoria Chung was the first Asian Canadian to earn a medical degree in Canada. An eyewitness to China’s independence struggle, she provided urgent medical care during WWII, stayed on after the 1949 revolution and became a legend in her own right. We speak with Ningping Yu and John Price, the authors of a new book that shines a light on the life of Dr Victoria Chung. 
Topics: medicine, China, revolution, Asian, Canadian, independence, biography
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Jul 31, 2019 Redeye Collective
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A new report released last month says First Nations children experience the highest levels of poverty in Canada. The report finds that half of all First Nations children on-reserve live in poverty, with even higher numbers in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. We speak with two of the authors of the report. Natasha Beedie is a senior policy analyst at the Assembly of First Nations and Dan Wilson is a special advisor to the AFN.
Topics: Indigenous, First, Nations, AFN, poverty, on-reserve, Metis, economics, children, marginalized
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Jul 31, 2019 Redeye Collective
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The National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls was one of the calls to action recommended by the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission. On June 3, the inquiry released its final report. It concluded that there are serious reasons to believe that Canada’s past and present policies towards Indigenous people amount to genocide. We speak with Heidi Matthews, assistant professor at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.
Topics: colonialism, Indigenous, genocide, reconciliation, inquiry, racism, MMIWG, TRC, law, UNDRIP
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Jul 31, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Securitization in the political context refers to the viewing of broad spheres of society through a security lens. Muslims in Canada have been the focus of sustained attention from the RCMP and CSIS in the 18 years since the World Trade Center attacks. Fahad Ahmed is documenting the impact of this trend on the Muslim community at a time when it faces its own threats from right-wing violence. Fahad Ahmed is a PhD candidate at the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University.
Topics: Muslims, racism, Islamophobia, discrimination, terrorism, right-wing, security, RCMP, CSIS
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Jul 29, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Dr Pam Palmater is an Indigenous lawyer, professor and activist. She says that the first step to reconciliation is for non-Indigenous people to educate themselves, so she’s started an online video book club to help people do just that. Pam Palmater joins us to let us know how the Reconciliation Book Club works. 
Topics: Indigenous, land, settlers, colonialism, reconciliation, education, Canada, history
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Jul 28, 2019 Redeye Collective
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When people talk about housing affordability, they’re usually thinking about the high cost of buying a home. Less often mentioned are the high costs faced by the millions of Canadians who rent their homes. A new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives looks at the affordability crisis faced by renters across Canada. We speak with senior economist Marc Lee of the BC office of the CCPA.
Topics: housing, affordability, crisis, homelessness, renters, vacancy, rate, minimum, wage
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Jul 25, 2019 Redeye Collective
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The Corporate Mapping Project has just released a major report on who’s who in Canada’s fossil fuel industry. It’s called the Fossil-Power Top 50 and it’s a comprehensive listing of the most influential industry players across the country. Bill Carroll is a professor of sociology at the University of Victoria and a co-director of the Corporate Mapping Project.
Topics: corporations, fossil, fuels, emissions, media, universities, industry, BC, Alberta, mapping
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Next Tuesday, Vancouver City Council will debate a motion by NPA councillor Sarah Kirby-Yung called Combatting Anti-Semitism. Neil Naiman of Independent Jewish Voices of Canada is concerned that the way the motion is worded will suppress and even criminalize criticism of Israel and support for Palestinian rights. He explains why. 
Topics: Israel, Palestine, anti-semitism, racism, Vancouver, council, Zionism, racism
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In 2016, Colombia’s government signed a peace deal with the country’s main rebel group, FARC ending decades of war. But three years on, violence against political opponents is returning. Since the signing of the peace accord, over 400 social leaders have been assassinated in Colombia. Gimena Sanchez-Garzoli is Director for the Andes at the Washington Office on Latin America. 
Topics: Colombia, war, FARC, Latin, America, Indigenous, drugs, narcotics, rebels, Indigenous, trafficking
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Jul 15, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Despite the urgency of the housing crisis, overdose emergency and accelerating climate change, the first action that the brand new Vancouver City Council took last year was a motion to develop a three year City-wide planning process. Six months later City staff is back before Council with a proposed planning process.  Our City Beat reporter Ian Mass was listening attentively to all of the coded political language embedded in discussion of the proposed plan. Ian Mass talks with Redeye host...
Topics: city, beat, planning, process, Vancouver, council, neighbourhood
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Jul 15, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Despite the urgency of the housing crisis, overdose emergency and accelerating climate change, the first action that the brand new Vancouver City Council took last year was a motion to develop a three year City-wide planning process. Six months later City staff is back before Council with a proposed planning process.  Our City Beat reporter Ian Mass was listening attentively to all of the coded political language embedded in discussion of the proposed plan. Ian Mass talks with Redeye host...
Topics: city, beat, planning, process, Vancouver, council, neighbourhood
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May 12, 2019 Redeye Collective
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The BC government has drawn up a draft partnership conservation agreement with the West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations and another one with the federal government. Rachel Plotkin says the agreements won’t save the caribou unless measures are put in place in the interim to make sure that numbers don’t decline further. Rachel Plotkin is Ontario Science Campaigns Manager at the David Suzuki Foundation.
Topics: wildlife, mountain, caribou, threat, extinction, BC, Canada, conservation, habitat
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May 10, 2019 Redeye Collective
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A new book by Joseph Weiss shows how Indigenous peoples in Canada not only continue to have a future but are at work building many different futures – for themselves and for their non-Indigenous neighbours. Joseph Weiss explores these possible futures in detail, demonstrating how Haida ways of thinking about time, mobility, and political leadership are at the heart of contemporary strategies for addressing the dilemmas that come with life under settler colonialism.
Topics: settler, colonialism, Haida, Gwaii, Indigenous, Canada, politics, anthropology, ethnography,...
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May 10, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Urban geographer Dr. Matt Wilde has been involved in struggles around housing justice for several years and has also conducted ethnographic research on precarious housing, grassroots activism and austerity governance in contemporary London. We recorded a talk he gave recently in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Topics: housing, social, precarious, London, Tenants, union, grassroots, activism, gentrification, rent,...
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May 10, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Erica Grant was homeless for a year and a half. Now a resident of government-funded SRO housing, she also has experience with the complications and challenges of receiving social and health care support from a landlord. Erica Grant spoke recently at an event about housing justice organized by the Carnegie Community Action Project. 
Topics: housing, homeless, homelessness, precarious, health, DTES, SRO, Vancouver
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May 10, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Libby Davies represented the federal riding of Vancouver East for six terms. Before that she spent 11 years as a Vancouver city councillor. Throughout her almost three decades in elected office, Libby remained committed to the issues that drew her into politics as a community organizer in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. We invited Libby down to our studios to talk about Outside In, her new political memoir of her life in public service.
Topics: Libby, Davies, NDP, municipal, politics, federal, housing, homelessness, drug, overdoses, peace,...
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May 9, 2019 Redeye Collective
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A new report by the UK-based research group InfluenceMap reveals that major oil companies put out sophisticated climate messaging that suggests a willingness to change while keeping their investments solidly focused on fossil fuels. The report says that ExxonMobile, Shell, Chevron, BP and Total spent a billion dollars on public relations and lobbying in the three years since the Paris Agreement. We talk with Dylan Tanner, executive director of InfluenceMap.
Topics: fossil, fuels, oil, companies, lobbying, climate, change, messaging, shareholders, investments
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May 9, 2019 Redeye Collective
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The BC government has announced what it calls a new fiscal framework to support the LNG industry. This bureaucratic language about tax incentives conceals a major subsidy to foreign multinationals, and will only result in a minimal number of jobs for people living in the province. Carol Linnitt is managing editor of the Narwhal, a non-profit magazine focusing on environmental issues. She joins us to explain what’s behind the government spin on LNG.  
Topics: fracking, LNG, tankers, pipelines, environment, BC, fossil, fuels, multinationals
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May 8, 2019 Redeye Collective
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On the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, near Juan de Fuca Park, 109 hectares of old-growth forest is about to be auctioned off to logging companies. While logging is not permitted inside the provincial park, the forest surrounding it provides a valuable buffer which protects the park’s outstanding ecological value. TJ Watt of the Ancient Forest Alliance says we have until May 10 to send comments to the BC government.
Topics: Vancouver, Island, old-growth, logging, biodiversity, forests, trail, park, eco-tourism
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May 7, 2019 Redeye Collective
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A new book by long-time Quebec activist Alexa Conradi explores the fissures and tensions in current-day Quebec society. In the book, Conradi looks critically at Quebec’s feminism, relations with Indigenous people and systemic racism. From 2006-2009, she served as the first elected president of the political party Québec Solidaire. From 2009-2015, she was president of Canada’s largest feminism organization, the Fédération des Femmes du Québec. Alexa Conradi speaks with us from Stuttgart,...
Topics: Quebec, feminism, politics, racism, Islamophobia, women, xenophobia, fear, liberation
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May 7, 2019 Redeye Collective
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For LGBTQ athletes, coming out remains a strong taboo in both amateur and professional sports. Standing on the Line follows three athletes who have chosen to break the code of silence and stand up in support of their community. Paul Émile d’Entremont’s new film has its world premiere at the DOXA film festival in Vancouver on Sunday May 12. Paul Émile d’Entremont joins us in our studio.
Topics: LGBTQ, sport, athletes, film, documentary, hockey, football, arts
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May 2, 2019 Redeye Collective
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A new study by federal scientists indicates that warming in Canada is about double the global average. The situation in northern Canada is even more alarming with figures showing warming at nearly triple the global average. Greg Flato is a senior scientist at Environment and Climate Change Canada and one of the authors of the report. He joins us to share some of the findings in the report.
Topics: warming, global, climate, change, Canada, northern, precipitation, snow, Prairies, oceans, marine,...
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May 2, 2019 Redeye Collective
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In August 1933, members of a newly-formed Swastika Club attended a public baseball game at Toronto's Christie Pits Park featuring a mixed Jewish and Italian team. After they taunted the Jewish players, a riot broke out that led to 10,000 people fighting in the streets. Christie Pits is a new graphic novel by Winnipeg author Jamie Michaels and illustrator Doug Fedrau.  We talk with Jamie Michaels.
Topics: anti-semitism, race, riot, racism, Jewish, Christie, Pits, Hitler, Swastika, Toronto, baseball,...
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May 1, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Karen Leven is an environmental scientist from Dawson Creek. She worked in the mining industry for 15 years and describes the disparity between environmental regulations in the mining industry versus oil and gas as like night and day. In this talk, she describes some of the problems she’s seen around her Dawson Creek home.  We recorded Karen Leven on April 3 at Voices from the Sacrifice Zone, an event organized by the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment.
Topics: regulations, wastewater, gas, oil, industry, environment, fracking, flaring, Peace, region
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May 1, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Hereditary Chief Smogelgem is one of two plaintiffs in a case against Coastal Gas Link to try and stop a pipeline going through Wetsu’et’en territory. The Coastal Gas Link pipeline is part of a  project to move natural gas to the proposed LNG Canada facility in Kitimat.  A large portion of the 670 km route is slated to go through Wet'suwet'en traditional territory. We recorded Chief Smogelgem speaking to a Vancouver audience on April 3.
Topics: Indigenous, pipeline, land, defender, gas, oil, industry, environment, fracking, direct, action,...
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Apr 28, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Salakshana, Jeeti, and Kira Pooni suffered years of sexual assault after their older cousin moved into their Williams Lake home almost four decades ago. Baljit Sangra’s new film Because We Are Girls accompanies the Pooni sisters in the final three years of their long fight to bring their abuser to justice. Because We Are Girls has its world premiere May 1 at the Hot Docs festival in Toronto. It opens the DOXA film festival in Vancouver on May 3. We talk with Baljit Sangra from Toronto. 
Topics: sexual, abuse, assault, girls, Punjabi, Sikh, South, Asian, DOXA, justice, MeToo
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Apr 25, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Recently, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment organized a tour of residents of BC’s northeast to talk about the impacts of fracking in their region. They invited scientist and environmental activist David Suzuki to start the evening off with an overview of how we got where we are now in the fight to prevent catastrophic global warming. David Suzuki’s talk was recorded April 4 at the Heritage Hall in Vancouver.
Topics: climate, crisis, Suzuki, science, global, warming, Kyoto, Paris, Canada
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Apr 25, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Two multinational corporations recently took 22 per cent of the money in the awarding of Work BC employment-training contracts. Shortly after that, non-profits learned that open procurement will be used to secure the next round of contracts for BC’s child-care resource and referral centres. We speak with Jody Paterson of the Board Voice Society of BC, an organization which represents BC community non-profits serving the social determinants of health. 
Topics: non-profit, social, services, health, employment, training, childcare, care, BC, community
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Apr 21, 2019 Redeye Collective
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While threats to clean water affect us all, Indigenous communities have been on the front lines of defending water from industrial pollution. In BC, this takes the form of resistance to pipelines, fish farming and, most importantly, mining. Nuskmata Matt is a water protector form the Secwepemc and Nuxalk peoples. She discusses the aftermath of the Mount Polley dam collapse and the need for strategies to protect water from mining and other industries on Indigenous land.
Topics: mining, water, protector, Mount, Polley, dam, pollution, tailings, Indigenous, Secwepemc, defender,...
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Apr 20, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Dr. Ulrike Meyer is a family physician in Dawson Creek which lies in a region characterized by the most dramatic increase in fracking operations anywhere in the country. On April 3, Dr. Meyer was in Vancouver as part of the speaking tour Voices from the Sacrifice Zone, organized by CAPE, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. In this talk, she discusses the unusually high incidence of several rare and fatal diseases that she has seen in her practice.
Topics: fracking, Peace, region, northeast, BC, oil, gas, industry, environment, cancer, lung, disease,...
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Apr 17, 2019 Redeye Collective
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From Maple Ridge at one end of the spectrum to New Westminster at the other, city councils are taking radically different approaches to solving the problems facing homeless people and low-income renters. Our City Beat reporter Ian Mass looks at how city councils around the Lower Mainland are tackling the housing file. 
Topics: housing, homelessness, homeless, renters, rental, modular, social, affordable, Vancouver, Maple,...
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Apr 14, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Overdoses have claimed more than 10,000 lives in three years in Canada. Drug users and supporters have organized a National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis on April 16 to demand meaningful change in government policies to end the overdose tragedy. The day of action take place in 21 towns and cities across the country. We speak with David Mendes, organizer with the National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis.  https://www.facebook.com/NationalDOA2019/
Topics: overdose, drug, users, policy, fentanyl, deaths, safe, supply, injection, national, day, action,...
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Apr 12, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Yusuf Faquiri s brother Soleiman had schizophrenia. He died in December 2016 in an Ontario prison where he was being held while he waited for a bed at the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health. Faquiri’s family have launched a $14 million lawsuit against the province of Ontario and the prison guards who they say are responsible for Soleiman’s death. Yusuf Faquiri was in Vancouver in February as part of a cross-country speaking tour. Here are some excerpts from his talk.
Topics: Soleiman, Faquiri, mental, illness, corrections, Ontario, jail, justice, Yusuf, schizophrenia, death
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Apr 5, 2019 Redeye Collective
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British Columbia was the only Canadian province without a poverty reduction strategy. That changed on March 18 when the BC government unveiled its new poverty reduction plan. Viveca Ellis says the new plan is a strong start but is concerned that it fails to address the needs of those living in deep poverty. Viveca Ellis is the leadership development coordinator with the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition.
Topics: poverty, reduction, BC, plan, NDP, social, assistance, rates, welfare, child, transportation,...
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On March 30, tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered in Gaza along the boundary fence with Israel on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the Great March of Return. They were also marking Land Day, the annual commemoration of Israel’s lethal suppression of protests against land confiscations in the Galilee in 1976. Yara Hawari is the Palestine Policy Fellow for Al-Shabaka. She joins us live from Palestine.
Topics: Palestine, Gaza, Land, Day, protests, Israel, confiscations, occupation, siege, Return, shooting,...
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Mar 31, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Tuition increases have been a major theme of neoliberal governments around the world, so it was a surprise to see the Ontario Tories apparently heading in the opposite direction when they announced a ten percent cut in fees earlier this year. But the devil is in the details, according to Alan Sears. He is an activist who teaches sociology at Ryerson University and author of The Next New Left: A History of the Future.
Topics: Ontario, postsecondary, tuition, fees, university, neoliberal, Ford, student, activism, unions
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Mar 30, 2019 Redeye Collective
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There is a new global elite who control our economic future. In his new book, former Project Censored director and media monitoring sociologist Peter Phillips unveils who these players are. The book includes such power players as Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jamie Dimon, and Warren Buffett. We speak with Peter Phillips about the transnational capitalist class.
Topics: elite, capital, capitalism, growth, power, economy, media, global, giants, wealth, transnational,...
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Mar 29, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Lori Snyder is a Metis herbalist and educator of wild, native and medicinal plants. Lori is currently the 'eco-artist in residence' at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre where she caretakes a Medicine Wheel Garden.  Lori offers various workshops on permaculture, medicine making, and garden consulting. In the past two years Lori has teamed up with Farm to School BC* to facilitate Indigenous Foodscapes into school yard gardens to help co-create living legacies for future generations. She joins...
Topics: Indigenous, food, foraging, urban, medicinal, herbalist, plants, gardens, education, schools
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Mar 28, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Following the Christchurch massacre, many Canadians are questioning the commitment of some Canadian politicians to an inclusive, multicultural society. In particular, Jason Kenney of the Alberta United Conservative Party and Andrew Scheer of the federal Conservative Party have been called out for their weak response to the Christchurch killings and the far right in Canada. Bashir Mohamed is an independent journalist based in Edmonton who has been tracking the connections between Kenney, Scheer...
Topics: Christchurch, white, nationalism, supremacy, Kenney, Scheer, Conservatives, Alberta, federal,...
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Mar 27, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Media coverage of the current scandal involving the engineering firm SNC-Lavalin and Justin Trudeau has focused primarily on the Prime Minister’s Office. Largely missing from any discussion are the crimes the company is accused of committing as well as the company’s long and influential relationship with Canada’s foreign policy. We speak with Yves Engler, a Montreal-based author and activist. His most recent book is Left, Right: Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada.
Topics: SNC-Lavalin, Trudeau. Wilson-Raybould, corruption, Liberal, foreign, aid, mining, policy, PMO
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Mar 25, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Kathleen Belew says we should understand the Christchurch mosque killings, the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue and the U.S. Coast Guard officer’s plan to assassinate politicians as originating from the same source, the white power movement. Kathleen Belew is an assistant professor of history at the University of Chicago and author of Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America. 
Topics: Islam, Jewish, white, supremacy, power, nationalism, racism, terror, Christchurch, mosque,...
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Mar 23, 2019 Redeye Collective
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The Last Suffragist Standing is a new biography by Veronica Strong-Boag. The book chronicles Laura Marshall Jamieson’s life from her childhood on a subsistence farm in Ontario to her election as an MLA for the CCF in Victoria and her stint on Vancouver City Council at the age of 65. Veronica Strong-Boag is a feminist historian and professor of history and gender studies at the University of Victoria.
Topics: suffragist, feminism, pacifism, CCF, justice, education, housing, municipal, gender, studies,...
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Mar 22, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Vancouverism describes the practice of designing higher, thinner towers to provide so-called "view corridors" while still accommodating as large a population as possible. Our City Beat reported Ian Mass attended an urban forum about Vancouverism and he joins us to share what he learned.
Topics: architecture, Erikson, Vancouver, Vancouverism, urban, planning, inequality, zoning, cities,...
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Mar 20, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Acclaimed author Joy Kogawa collaborated with the Toronto tech studio Jam 3 and the NFB to tell the story of the Japanese-Canadian internment during World War II.  East of the Rockies is an augmented reality experience told from the perspective of 17-year-old Yuki.  Kogawa’s grandchild, Anne Canute, was creative consultant on the project and voiced the narrative in the interactive. Anne Canute joins us in studio to talk about East of the Rockies.
Topics: Japanese, Canadian, internment, Rockies, NFB, interactive, Kogawa, WWII, augmented, reality, Obasan
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Mar 18, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Starting in 2002, BC Hydro bought too much of the wrong kind of energy, paid too much for it and did this at the behest of the provincial government.  John Calvert is the author of Liquid Gold, a book analyzing the BC Liberals’ private power agenda. He joins us in the episode to talk about the problems this policy has caused for BC Hydro and what it will mean for our electricity bills.
Topics: BC, Hydro, power, energy, privatization, private, policy, Liberals, resources, wind, renewable,...
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Mar 15, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Canada has a universal medicare system, but there is a big gap when it comes to ensuring people can afford the medication they need. Currently, one in four households can’t afford their prescription drugs. The Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare has just issued an interim report to the federal government. Melanie Benard is with the Canadian Health Coalition. We asked her for her reaction to the report.
Topics: medicare, pharmacare, council, drug, prescription, formulary, medication, national, health,...
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Mar 14, 2019 Redeye Collective
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The City of Vancouver’s Rental 100 program offers substantial financial rewards for developers who build affordable rental housing. The problem is, the City’s definition of affordable puts the apartments out of the reach of anyone earning less than $80,000 a year. Sara Sagaii is with the Vancouver Tenants Union. She joins us to discuss the Rental 100 program and the measures needed to ensure real affordability.
Topics: housing, homelessness, affordability, renovictions, tenants, apartments, developers, rental,...
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Mar 12, 2019 Redeye Collective
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In the 1980s and 90s, cannabis compassion clubs provided marijuana to patients who used in for medical reasons. A recent report by the BC Centre for Substance Use recommends that the same model could be used to provide drug users with an untainted supply of heroin in a safe, medically-supervised environment. We talk with Laura Shaver, board member of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users and a current heroin user.
Topics: overdose, fentanyl, heroin, drug, users, methadone, compassion, clubs, crisis, Vancouver, illicit
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Mar 10, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Nathan Edelson has been a community planner for almost 50 years, much of it in Vancouver. In this episode, he talks with our City Beat reporter Ian Mass about the future of community planning in Vancouver, including how best to intervene where the fractures and fault lines present themselves. Nathan also reflects on how best to activate neighbourhood residents and business people to build public support for progressive policymaking.
Topics: community, planning, city, neighbourhoods, modular, housing, Vancouver, Chinatown, Strathcona
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Mar 9, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Large demonstrations have rocked several cities in Haiti over the past few weeks as citizens rise up against the government of Jovenal Moïse. The final straw was Moïse’s vote denouncing Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro at the Organization of American States recently. Kim Ives is editor of Haïti Liberté and he speaks with us from New York.
Topics: Haiti, Venezuela, OAS, US, coup, PetroCaribe, oil, Chavez, corruption, Moïse, Clintons, Maduro
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Hogan's Alley in Vancouver’s East End was home to much of the city’s Black community before it was demolished to make way for the Georgia Viaduct in the 1960s. More than 50 modular homes have been constructed on the land where Hogan’s Alley once stood to house predominantly Black and Indigenous people. Lama Mugabo is a member of the Hogan’s Alley Society. He talks about the housing project, the history of the neighbourhood and the systemic racism Black people faced then and now.
Topics: modular, housing, homeless, Black, Indigenous, community, Hogan’s, Alley, Strathcona, racism,...
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Mar 4, 2019 Redeye Collective
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A new documentary has its premiere this week in Vancouver. The Shadow of Gold reveals the impact of gold mining and the gold trade on our economy, environment and conflicts. We speak with Canadian producer and director Robert Lang about the effects of our obsession with this talisman of wealth and power on people from the Democratic Republic of Congo to the Amazon and China.
Topics: Shadow, gold, documentary, DRC, conflict, mining, environment, mercury, tailings, mining, China,...
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Mar 3, 2019 Redeye Collective
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In Dec 2018, intense lobbying succeeded in getting the US Senate to declare that US support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen was illegal, ushered in a fragile ceasefire. However, 16 million Yemenis are still on the brink of famine. Next week, the newly-elected US Senate will vote once again on the War Powers Resolution. We speak with Hassan El-Tayyab of Just Foreign Policy about the situation in Yemen and the importance of this second vote on the resolution.
Topics: War, Powers, Yemen, famine, resolution, Saudi, Arabia, military, United, States, US, Congress
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Mar 3, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Christi Belcourt, Erin Konsmo and Isaac Murdoch formed the Onaman Collective in 2014 to help Indigenous communities, particularly youth, reclaim the richness and vibrancy of their heritage including traditional arts, with a contemporary spin. They are currently building an Ojibway language and art camp where youth can connect with elders to work towards producing the next generation of fluent speakers on the land. We talk with Christi Belcourt.
Topics: Onaman, Ojibway, Indigenous, land, art, collective, Ontario, youth, elders, language
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Feb 28, 2019 Redeye Collective
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A new, more generous child benefit for children under 18, investments in infrastructure, training and foster care but more ambitious action is still needed to help lift people out of poverty, provide housing and address the opioid crisis. We invited Iglika Ivanova back to take a look at what’s in the recent BC budget.
Topics: budget, housing, homelessness, opioid, deaths, training, education, child, benefit, poverty,...
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Feb 27, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Patrick Condon argues that the proposed UBC extension to the Broadway subway line will blow the Lower Mainland’s transportation budget and fuel massive land speculation both on the university campus and all along the subway route. Patrick Condon is a former city planner and professor at UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
Topics: housing, condo, development, UBC, Skytrain, transportation, Vancouver, transit, affordable, SNC,...
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Feb 25, 2019 Redeye Collective
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The provincial government released its annual budget on Feb 19, with many implications for Lower Mainland municipalities. City Beat reporter Ian Mass brings us an overview of the potential effects for Metro Vancouver governments. 
Topics: housing, renters, homelessness, affordable, modular, development, budget, tax, transportation,...
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Feb 25, 2019 Redeye Collective
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The BC government is spending $900 million on its CleanBC plan while continuing to push ahead with a major LNG project in Kitimat which relies on fracked gas from northeast BC. Torrance Coste of the Wilderness Committee says that BC Budget 2019 simply isn’t taking the environmental crisis seriously enough.
Topics: budget, forestry, environment, crisis, fracked, gas, LNG, fires, climate, emissions, CleanBC,...
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Feb 24, 2019 Redeye Collective
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The use of secret police and informers to undermine and disrupt activism has a long history. This new book reflects on the surveillance, harassment and infiltration directed against individuals and organisations labelled as ‘threats to national security’. We speak with Aziz Choudry, editor of the book.
Topics: surveillance, activism, police, informers, secret, national, security, infiltration, repression
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Feb 18, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Transit, housing, the overdose crisis and more - our City Beat reporter Ian Mass takes a close look at what the mayor and council have accomplished 100 days after the election in both Burnaby and Vancouver. 
Topics: transit, Skytrain, housing, homelessness, municipal, City, Beat, renters, climate, overdose,...
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Feb 17, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Anti-poverty activists are looking for substantial new investments in BC Budget 2019 to ensure the success of BC’s first ever poverty reduction strategy, in the works for later this spring.  We speak with economist Iglika Ivanova from the BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. She has identified five ways Tuesday’s budget could pave the way for a comprehensive poverty reduction plan.
Topics: poverty, reduction, social, assistance, budget, 2019, British, Columbia, housing, homelessness,...
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Feb 15, 2019 Redeye Collective
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While the gilet jaunes movement in France is fighting income inequality, and the high cost of living for the working class, protestors wearing yellow vests in Canada are more likely to espouse white supremacy and attack Canada’s immigration policy. Chuck Tanner is with the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights. We speak with him from Washington State.
Topics: Three, Percenters, white, supremacists, yellow, vests, Canada, right, nationalists, racism, protests
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Feb 14, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Crackdown is a new podcast that launched at the end of January. Its mission is to bring the perspectives of drug users to the discussion about how to end the overdose crisis that has claimed thousands of lives. Activist and musician Garth Mullins is host and executive producer of Crackdown.
Topics: drugs, overdose, crisis, fentanyl, methadone, heroin, war, policy, users, science, podcast
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Feb 12, 2019 Redeye Collective
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On February 4, New Westminster city council passed a bylaw that will fine landlords who remove tenants from a building to renovate it only to significantly increase the rent on the suite once the renovations are complete. The bylaw is the first of its kind in British Columbia and a victory in the fight to preserve older rental buildings in the municipality. David Hendry is an organizer with the New Westminster Tenants Union. He tells us more about the new regulations.
Topics: tenants, New, Westminster, renovictions, rentals, housing, homelessness, renovations, residents,...
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Feb 11, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Feb 9 was the deadline for the Canadian government to respond to a UN Human Rights Committee ruling that Canada violated the rights of undocumented migrant Nell Toussaint by denying her essential health care. To mark Canada’s continued policy of denying health care based on status, migrant health care activists have organized a day of action on Tuesday, February 12. We speak with Omar Chu, a member of the Vancouver-based group, Sanctuary Health.
Topics: migrants, healthcare, equity, human, rights, Canada, UNHRC, status, undocumented, immigration
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Feb 9, 2019 Redeye Collective
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A new book brings together the voices of sex workers, activists and researchers to explore sex work laws, policy and rights in Canada. The book asks readers to question both personal and legislative assumptions about this industry. Tamara O’Doherty is a criminology lecturer at Simon Fraser University, activist and contributing author to Red Light Labour.
Topics: sex, work, industry, trafficking, legislation, sexual, services, decriminalization
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Feb 8, 2019 Redeye Collective
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The third of three podcasts featuring speakers recorded at an event to commemorate the second anniversary of the death of six men at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City on January 29, 2017. Kashif Ahmed serves as the chair of the National Council of Canadian Muslims. He is a Vancouver-based lawyer who has a decade of experience in public and legislative advocacy and defending civil liberties. Kashif Ahmed speaks about the men who died in Quebec City and the rise of hate crimes in...
Topics: Islamophobia, Muslims, Quebec, shooting, mosque, discrimination, racism, gender, racism, hate,...
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Feb 8, 2019 Redeye Collective
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In 1884, the Canadian government banned the Haida potlatch. But Haida elders kept the knowledge of the ceremony alive until the ban was lifted. In 1969, a potlatch was held to honour the raising of the first totem pole in 80 years, carved by Robert Davidson. Sara Florence Davidson co-wrote Potlatch as Pedagogy with her father to show how Haida traditions can be brought into present-day classrooms. She joins us in our studio to talk about the process of writing the book – and tells the story...
Topics: potlatch, Haida, pedagogy, education, ceremony, Davidson, carver, totem, Indigenous, art, culture
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Feb 6, 2019 Redeye Collective
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The second of a series of three talks on Islamophobia, recorded January 28 2019, at an event to commemorate the massacre of six Muslim men at a Quebec City mosque two years ago. The second speaker is Itrath Sayed, a PhD candidate at Simon Fraser University. Itrath Sayed is a long-time community activist who has engaged issues of gender equality and Islamophobia both within and outside the Muslim community.
Topics: Islamophobia, Muslims, Quebec, shooting, mosque, discrimination, racism, gender, racism
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The Islamophobia Hotline was set up in 2016 to provide free confidential legal assistance to people who are discriminated against for being Muslim or perceived to be Muslim. Hotline organizers brought together a community panel to commemorate the second anniversary of the death of six men at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City on January 29, 2017. Hasan Alam is one of the founders of the Islamophobia Hotline and moderator for the evening.
Topics: Islamophobia, Muslims, Quebec, shooting, mosque, hotline, discrimination, racism, legal, assistance
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Feb 4, 2019 Redeye Collective
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This week the US announced that it would freeze Venezuelan assets and block payments for Venezuelan oil imports. The loss of the US market is a major blow to Venezuela’s oil income. These sanctions are just the latest in a long line of penalties imposed on Venezuela in order to destabilize the government. Joe Emersberger is a writer for Znet who has been following the situation in Venezuela closely.
Topics: Venezuela, Maduro, Guaidó, US, sanctions, Trump, oil, coup, Latin, America, Chavez, intervention
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Jan 28, 2019 Redeye Collective
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A group of teenagers in the Lower Mainland went along to Vancouver City Hall in the middle of January to support a motion to declare a climate emergency. Rebecca Hamilton is with the climate action group Sustainabiliteens. She is one of a growing number of high school students in Canada who go on strike from school once a month. She talks with us about how Greta Thunberg’s actions inspired her and what she hopes her actions will achieve.
Topics: Greta, Thunberg, climate, emergency, school, strike, change, environment, global, warming
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Jan 24, 2019 Redeye Collective
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In 2015, over 70 news articles were published in both corporate and public media about the nature of Enbridge Inc’s funding partnership with the University of Calgary.  UBC graduate student Kevin McCartney and UVic sociology prof Garry Gray produced this analysis as part of the Corporate Mapping Project, which investigates corporate power within the fossil fuel industry. Their paper, Big Oil U, has just been published in the Canadian Journal of Sociology. 
Topics: Enbridge, University, Calgary, Elizabeth, Cannon, sociology, corporate, media, corruption, oil,...
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Jan 24, 2019 Redeye Collective
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Community health centres use an interdisciplinary, team-based approach to provide health-related services that allow patients to access care from a range of medical professionals. These centres are particularly successful at addressing the causes of illness upstream. Last November, the BC NDP made a commitment to fully-fund 20 new community health centres in BC. So far, that funding has not come on stream. Colleen Fuller is on the board of the BC Association of Community Health Centres.
Topics: community, health, centres, REACH, healthcare, doctors, medical, fee-for-service, BC, Canada
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On January 7, the RCMP forcibly broke up a checkpoint on the road leading to the Unist’ot’en camp near Houston following an injunction sought by Coastal GasLink. The camp and the checkpoint had been set up to protect the territory from further oil and gas development. The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which has been supported by both the provincial and federal government, has several articles that support the actions of the hereditary chiefs on their territories. We...
Topics: RCMP, Unist’ot’en, checkpoint, Wet’suwet’en, oil, gas, development, roadblock, UNDRIP,...
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Two years ago, a group of activists blocked a chartered flight from leaving Stansted airport near London. On the flight were 60 people being deported to Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Last month, the Stansted 15, as they are known, were found guilty of endangering the safety of an aerodrome, a verdict that carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. We speak with Mel Evans, one of the Stansted 15.
Topics: deportation, human, rights, Stansted, 15, gay, lesbians, UK, immigrants, migrants, refugees,...
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Jan 19, 2019 Redeye Collective
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In December, the theatre group BP or Not BP hosted a tour of the British Museum to highlight the appropriation of cultural artifacts from around the world, and to draw attention to the oil company BP and its sponsorship of the museum. We speak with Julia and Bo, two members of the group.
Topics: appropriation, culture, cultural, artifacts, Australia, Iraq, Assyria, sponsorship, BP, British,...
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Jan 17, 2019 Redeye Collective
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The yellow vest protests began last November following yet another rise in the tax on gasoline. But they have continued for more than two months in response to President Macron’s austerity measures that include an attack on the French health care system and a disconnect between Paris and the rest of the country. Diana Johnstone is a Paris-based author and a regular contributor to Counterpunch.
Topics: Paris, yellow, vests, France, Macron, austerity, police, demonstrations, healthcare, government,...